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PPS Founded
1945
PPS Founded

Plysu Protection Systems (PPS) was founded, utilising new high frequency welding technology and the advent of new plastic materials to manufacture Protective Rainwear and Cycle Capes.

PPS Founded
1945
1950
UK leader in Air Fed Nuclear suits

Development of the Nuclear power Industry created the need for Personal Protective Equipment of an unprecedented standard. New materials, combined with our special welding technology, rapidly made the company a UK leader in Air Fed Nuclear suits bringing in its wake orders for suits for use in a variety of other hazardous environments.

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1950
UK leader in Air Fed Nuclear suits
Suits Design & Development
1980
Suits Design & Development

The 1980's saw the introduction of the new Health and Safety at Work Act which resulted in increased awareness in chemical protection resulting in rapid design and development of protective suits and hoods.

Suits Design & Development
1980
1990
PPS Expands Global Market

CE Regulations were announced in 1990’s. PPS expanded in the global market for hazmat protection and the supply of bespoke protection solutions including development of decontamination systems and structures.

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1990
PPS Expands Global Market
Awarded New Dimension Project contract
2000
Awarded New Dimension Project contract

In the 2000's PPS won the (New Dimension Project) contract, by developing decontamination systems to meet the needs of the NHS and Emergency Services in the UK. Plysu Protection Systems underwent a management buyout and became Professional Protection Systems (PPS). 

Awarded New Dimension Project contract
2000
2010
PPS acquired by Versar Inc.

In 2010 PPS were acquired by Versar Inc becoming VersarPPS. A US based global construction and environmental project management company, thus continuing the 67 year history of expansion and development.

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2010
PPS acquired by Versar Inc.
Working with the Film Industry
2011
Working with the Film Industry

2011 saw VersarPPS venture into providing products for the film industry providing chemical suits and shelters for films such as Contagion and Blackhat.

Working with the Film Industry
2011
2015
Air Ambulance Isolation System

February 2015 saw the launch of the “Air Ambulance Isolation System”, a specialist Infectious Disease Unit that allows the transport of patients with infectious diseases to a standard of MEDEVAC capability more commonly seen in military forces.  The unit has been specially developed by air ambulance technology specialist AAT and VersarPPS. It was designed to meet European Air Ambulance protocols and can be quickly installed in its Learjet 45XR air ambulances.

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2015
Air Ambulance Isolation System
Rebrand
2016
Rebrand

2016 saw a rebrand for PPS, A Versar Company, meaning a new logo and website to help them continue to deliver the high standard of service currently offered.

Rebrand
2016
2017
PPS acquired by Groupe Protec

Groupe Protec SA is a major environmental technology and testing organisation based in France. It was founded in 1997, and has experienced exceptional growth since then, both organically and through bringing new businesses into the group. Protec has focused on building a team of skilled and committed professionals across a number of businesses to expand its industry and geographical coverage and range, developing a large and loyal client base. 

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2017
PPS acquired by Groupe Protec